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Gran Torino

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Gran Torino
Gran Torino poster.jpg
Movie poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Release Date 2008
Language English
Studio Malpaso Productions
Distributor Warner Brothers
Main Cast
Character Actor
Walt Kowalski Clint Eastwood
Thao Vang Lor Bee Vang
Sue Lor Ahney Her
Martin John Carroll Lynch
Trey Scott Eastwood

The following weapons were used in the film Gran Torino:



M1 Garand

Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) uses an M1 Garand that he kept from the Korean War to chase Thao Vang Lor (Bee Vang) out of his garage and scare the Hmong gangmembers off his lawn. Walt accidentally fires it when slipping in his garage when he is chasing after Thao.

M1 Garand - .30-06
Walt loads an "en-bloc" into his M1 Garand (which looks to be loaded with blanks) when he hears Thao in his garage.
Walt aims his M1 Garand at Thao in the garage.
"Get off my lawn!"
Walt (Clint Eastwood) brings out his M1 at the gang members who harass Thao.
"We used to stack fucks like you five feet high in Korea and use you for sand bags."
Walt keeps his M1 Garand rested against the stove in the kitchen.
Thao asks if he can use Walt's M1 Garand to get revenge on the Hmong gang, but shows him right away his lack of firearms training as he breaks all three gun safety rules at once - That is, he didn't check to see if it was loaded, wrapped his finger around the trigger, and flags Walt with the muzzle.



Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) uses a M1911 that he kept from the Korean War to aim at the "Spooks" to scare them away from Thao's sister Sue Lor (Ahney Her), and is seen carrying it around in many scenes. Walt carries it around in his belt without a holster.

Original Colt M1911 - .45 ACP
Walt holds his M1911 on the "spooks" when threatening them for "fucking with the wrong guy."
Walt holding his M1911 on the gangsters as Sue gets in his truck.
Walt chambers his M1911 when outside Smokie's (Sonny Vue) house.
Walt beats and threatens Smokie with his M1911 after Smokie burns Thao with a cigarette and breaks his tools.
Walt cleans his field-stripped M1911 with a gun and reel cloth.

Colt Python

Spider (Doua Moua) is seen using a Colt Python at the end of the film.

Colt Python, 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
Spider aims his Colt Python.

Smith & Wesson Model 640 Centennial

Smokie (Sonny Vue) fires a stainless steel Smith & Wesson Model 640 Centennial at the end of the film.

Smith & Wesson Model 640 Centennial - .357 Magnum
Smokie fires his Smith & Wesson Model 640 Centennial.

Colt Detective Special

A Colt Detective Special is flashed by a Hispanic gang member.

Colt Detective Special - .38 Special
A Hispanic gangster shows off his Colt Detective Special.

Glock 17

Police officers in the film are seen with 2nd Generation Glock 17s in their holsters.

Glock 17 2nd Generation - 9x19mm
Officers escort Father Janovich (Christopher Carley) off Smokie's property. Glock 17 circled in red.
An officer holds back Thao outside Smokie's house. The officer has a Glock 17 holstered (circled in red).

Unknown Pistols

Many of the Hmong gangsters at the end of the film are seen aiming pistols that are too obscured from the darkness and distance to identify.

Hmong gangsters aim their pistols.

Submachine Guns


MAC-10s are used by the Hmong gang members to shoot up the Lor's house during a drive-by.

Ingram MAC 10 - 9x19mm

Gangsters fire their MAC-10s at the Lor's house.
A gangster fires his MAC-10.


Smokie (Sonny Vue) flashes an IMI Uzi when arguing with the Hispanic gangsters.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
Smokie shows off his IMI Uzi, while pointing it at Spider with his finger on the trigger.


Remington 870

Martin the Barber (John Carroll Lynch) jokingly pulls a Remington 870 shotgun on Thao (Bee Vang) when he doesn't properly ask for a haircut as Walt (Clint Eastwood) tries to teach him how.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 Gauge

Martin the Barber (John Carroll Lynch) jokingly pulls a Remington 870 shotgun on Thao (Bee Vang) when he doesn't properly ask for a haircut. Instead, he teaches Thao that when you greet someone as a "old Italian prick", you're liable to get your head blown off.
Walt grabs the Remington 870 shotgun and directs it away from Thao. Note the lack of trigger discipline. Although, considering the lack of focus, it is possible that he has his finger resting on the trigger guard. Despite his intentions were to scare Thao, aiming a loaded weapon at him in a ready to fire position is dangerous enough, but putting his finger on the trigger either shows the actor is an amateur, or Martin is really one dangerous barber.

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